Brides in The Bath – Part 1 (Video)
So as promised the full version of ‘Brides in the Bath’, well part 1 anyway, as I needed to keep the file size down for hosting!
This film was based loosely around the true life story of serial killer and bigamist George Joseph Smith. I won’t bore you with the details, but if your interested in the real story there is a link here
The story behind this film … Arthur Howell was hired to shoot a musical version of the Brides in the Bath story by someone whose name might have been Moscowicz. The details about who wanted this film are sketchy as the notes made at the time were destroyed in a fire. Fortunately the film itself survived. Harry Roy was to have written the music, but he died before shooting started, but the film was shot silent anyway. As Roy died on 1st February 1971, the film must have been shot at some point after this. Arthur was never paid, so he hung onto the film until he sold it to my contact John W around 1985. He put together the film as best he could, but the film bears very little resemblance to the real story.
So how did I come by this film? I saw a brief clip ‘June The Newlywed’ on YouTube posted by John and mailed him to ask permission to use the short clip being a June Palmer fan. John kindly replied saying I could use the clip and then offered me the full film and the history of the film as described above. Great I thought, an unseen June Palmer film to share, but I nearly fell of my chair when I watched the full version! Not only does it start June Palmer, but a number of other well known models of that time including Teri Martine, Dawn Grayson, Jayne Tracey and others I have as of yet been unable to identify. The highlights for me? The Dawn Grayson & June Palmer bath scenes of course!
Waitress/Maid (Teri Martine)
Mistress/2nd Wife (Dawn Grayson)
For those wanting to skip through things Teri Martine starts at 7 minutes and Dawn Grayson at 17 minutes
So I leave you to enjoy part 1, with part 2 coming soon! In the meantime can anyone identify the other models or the real name of George? If so please do let me know?
P.S. If the video fails at any point, do let me know 🙂
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